Faith

How Christianity saw off its rivals and became the universal church

March 30, 2018 3:47 pm

It thrived by killing off the opposition, says Bart Ehrman. But it also appealed to Rome’s enslaved masses

Who knew that Arabic has more than 30 words for wine?

March 30, 2018 3:31 pm

You know you’re in good hands when the dedication reads: ‘To the writers, drinkers and freethinkers of the Arab and…

From persecutor to preacher: the journey of St Paul

March 22, 2018 3:56 pm

Saint Paul is unique among those who have changed the course of history — responsible not just for one but…

Billy Graham by John Betjeman

February 21, 2018 4:22 pm

Billy Graham, the American evangelist, has died at the age of 99. Here John Betjeman recounts his experience of attending…

Sharia law and the relative mercies of French justice

February 14, 2018 11:55 am

For many years, the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Tariq Ramadan, has been one of my closest…